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How to tell the difference and precautions to protect the workplace

Allergies Flu COVID-19
Sneezing Fever Fever 100.4F and over
Itchy Eyes or Nose Cough Cough
Runny or Stuffy Nose Sore Throat Shortness of Breath
Watery, Red or Swollen Eyes Runny or Stuffy Nose Phlegm Production
Shortness of Breath Muscle Pain or Body Aches Fatigue
Wheezing Headache Sore Throat
Cough Fatigue Headache
Rash or Hives - Muscle or Joint Pain
Nausea or Vomiting - Chills
Dry/Red/Cracked Skin - Nausea or Vomiting
- - Nasal Congestion

Take precautions to protect yourself

Viruses spread in a number of ways including person-to-person contact, contaminated surfaces and poor hygiene. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends taking the following steps to reduce your risk of contracting viruses, including COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick (staying six feet away or more is recommended).
  • Avoid touching your face – nose, eyes, etc.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water – for at least 20 seconds – before eating, and especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing or having been in a public place.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching things – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, etc. – in public places. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
  • Clean and disinfect your home and workplace to remove germs. Wipe down frequently touched surfaces, including tablets, electronic logging devices, scanners, cell phones, GPS screens, microwaves, doorknobs, light switches, handles, toilets, faucets and sinks.
  • Avoid crowds and keep distance from others, especially in poorly ventilated spaces.
  • Avoid non-essential travel, including plane trips and cruises.

A printable flyer is available from the CDC here.

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